Vietnam doesn’t have a long history of its automobiles making international headlines. So when David Beckham unveiled Vietnamese-made automobiles at the Paris Motor Show just three years ago, everyone was interested.

Manufactured by VinFast, a subsidiary of Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate, Vingroup, the luxury cars luxury cars YouTube The VinFast LUX SA2.0 SUV and LUX A2.0 Sedan Read more were a point of pride for the rapidly developing Southeast Asian nation. “Vietnam is now officially on the world map of the auto industry,” the cheery hostess, VinFast’s chairwoman, Le Thi Thu Thuy, announced.

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Mark Barnes is a freelance journalist from Australia currently based in Hanoi. He has extensive experience covering Southeast Asia in particular in Vietnam. He has written about a broad range of topics from business, finance, and energy to religion, the environment, and social justice. You can follow him on Twitter at @mbarnesau

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